What would you like to Recycle?

Glass (pane)

window glass, sheet glass, greenhouse glass
Glass (pane)

Not all glass has the same chemical composition, this is why it is important to separate glass before recycling. Glass jars that were purchased with food in them can be rinsed and put out with your curbside recycling in a separate bin. Please see Blue Box Program for more information. Refundable glass beverage bottles should be returned for a refund, please see Glass - Refundable Beverage for a list of locations.

If you have recently upgraded your windows, and the old ones are still in good condition, consider taking them to a store that re-uses building materials, or try one of the ideas on this page: Unbroken Windows.

If your glass is part of an aluminum framed window, it needs to be recycled as metal. Please contact one of the locations on this page: Metal. If your glass has a wood casing, or other materials attached, it will not be recyclable. Please contact a facility on this page: Garbage in order to dispose of it.

 Still on this page because your glass hasn’t been described yet? Contact one of the facilities listed below for recycling options!

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Consider making and installing storm windows for your single paned house windows instead of replacing them all with double paned glass. Purchase furniture such as coffee and dinner tables made of sustainably harvested wood rather than glass.

Reuse

Use the glass from your old coffee table to make a cold frame for vegetable gardens in your back yard.

Recycle

See below for a listing of recycling facilities that accept glass panes.

Facilities

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • The Environmental Story

    Glass takes an eternity to biodegrade in a landfill. Made of silica heated to high temperatures, it has been made by humans for a millennium.